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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
these wild storms and damage to our environment and our economy. and he made this a very clear priority. i've organized a joint task force, and we wrote a letter to the president saying, in light of his comments, the administration needs to develop a plan of actions that they can take without congress, and actions, of course, we can try to get congress to support, but we can't wait for congress to act when we have a large number of republicans who deny there's even a problem of climate change. and one of the things that the president can do is to regulate through the clean air act at the environmental protection agency to reduce the emissions from future power plants, which is what e.p.a. has already proposed, but also existing power plants. there's technology. there's ability to do it. and the president needs to move forward and enact those kinds of regulations that will reduce these kinds of greenhouse gases. host: what industry specifically is this going to impact the most? guest: well, it will impact the utilities, which provide the power plants for electricity. many of them still use
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am EST
costs, education, the environment. you can go on and on. was more talk about electrified fences and self-deportation then there was about zero or mobility and modernizing our institutions. that's a problem. how do you do with this? you deal with it substantively, that is you put forth proposals that the public believes will address some of these problems. then there's the tonal issue, which is you have to sand off the rough edges and stop being the stupid party, as bobby jindal says. people speaking in a very rough manner about issues like rape, for example which hurt. sent a signal to voters that we really are not trying to have you. i'm proud of what eric cantor is doing. marco rubio and paul ryan are doing the same. host: peter wehner is joining us in this conversation about the future of the republican party. the numbers on the screen. you can send us the a tweet or e-mail. if that strategy is right, what does it say for those who describe themselves as republicans and others who describe themselves as the party conservatives? >> tea party is a force for good and there were hugely im
Feb 11, 2013 7:00am EST
they are supportive of them controlled than they were back in december of 1993. even the environment looks different. even more important than that, it is really that moderate seat held by democrats do not belong to democrats any more. do belong to very conservative republicans. seats that were held by moderate republicans are now held by democrats. that makes the democrats all that much -- that makes the dynamic all that more problematic. if you are a gun owner that it's a certain democratic profile, that makes it more likely that you are actually eight republicans. host: host: you wrote about this. ece. is amy's pi guest: we still have to do it immigration reform. host: biscuit the viewer is involved -- let's get the viewers involved. caller: we should be able to vote on our own gun control and immigration policies. host: what do you mean by that? caller: you can vote whether you want immigration control, yes or no. enforce our laws we already have. the american people can vote. the details can be worked out by congress. host: do you think the electorate moves forward on these issues by voting for
Feb 5, 2013 7:00am EST
with guns and are not in favor of gun control. if you grew up in a city, an urban environment with more guns and crime, you're probably less in favor of guns and more in favor of gun control. if that holds true, there is not going to be a huge majority in congress for gun-control. seems like it will be pretty split. host: including democrats? caller: including democrats, although a smaller number. some of the ones who were gun owners said that boehner is in favor of gun control. he said he was a gun owner, but that he believed that some gun controls, particularly background checks, are important. there were 120 republicans that own guns, only 46 democrats told us that they own guns. 76% of congress answered our questions. host: why did people not answer your question? caller: they gave a variety of reasons. we had about 60 people total applying by saying that they would not talk about it. several said that it was safety reasons, that they did not think it was appropriate to talk about their security. several of them said that they did not want to tell burglars that they had guns, because bur
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